Ugly Bird

Members of the Alligatoridae family took me through transformation in the water. Lion came with fire. Finally, birds of the air greeted me. Good Bird, Bad Bird and Ugly Bird made quite a totem. I enjoyed Good bird’s pleasant song … Read More

Lion and Peacock

Spirit came as a lion, and then a peacock. They reminded me why I champion authenticity. Lion led me through purification. Peacock guided me in creating a mosaic that told my story. Lion appeared with a blazing mane and ferocious … Read More


Drags Me Back was the name I gave to the crocodile-like experiences that came to pull me under after I repeatedly confronted emotional abuse without evoking much interest. The most frequent response: “Just ignore it.” Disregarding narcissism, bullying and public … Read More


Alligator surfaced in my intention to choose Life. Beneath, were two converging undercurrents: 1. To transform unfavorable traits 2. To view negative experiences with soft eyes. “You’re too Sensitive!” I got the message early on that I’d better toughen up. … Read More


Porcupine’s quills transfigure her body with an elegance, just before they disfigure an enemy’s face. Similarly, our innate traits grace us, until we feel our principles being threatened beyond our maturity. Porcupine typically mines her own business. Unlike the animal … Read More


Come out, Raccoon. Were you the one who stole our creative flow? Or, perhaps in our quick judgment, we failed to see your generosity in mirroring the many masks we’ve put on to hide from the Sacred within. Still, we’re … Read More


Just when our seriousness escalates to lid popping level, a holy fool comes and relieves the pressure by pulling log after log from our eyes. Every culture has its sacred clowns. In nature, Coyote is Trickster. It was garden-like back … Read More


My prayer boat drifted into Dreamtime. There I was, gliding on the water, in between past and future. It was a peace-filled sanctuary on top of Whale’s back and neath Swan’s wing.  My intention was as safe as lighting a … Read More


The Sacred Dark invited me and I said, yes. Like so many of the imperfect characters in Christian scriptures, I had to enter in and deepen. How many of us refuse the invitation in order to belong? And how many … Read More


Have you ever watched a hawk soaring over her prey? Being an awe-filled bystander is vastly different from feeling like the object of attack.  Hawks are messengers. Like the bird, prophets also have a piercing cry, as they bear news … Read More

Tomb or Womb?

Daunting circumstances, can feel like a tomb. And then Hope breaks through with three little words, *tomb or womb?  If we invite the words to shift our emotions, we begin dreaming again. Imagine the Spirit of Infinite Love holding us … Read More


Multilayered stories go with us, offering insight into our circumstances. In part, Jonah’s story is about the Sacred Dark coming with an unexpected calling. On the surface we may see Jonah’s darkness as the result of his disobedience. As we … Read More